PortaBella

  • Fastest mobile / portable Internet on the planet
  • Bond any combination of 3G / 4G wireless data cards
  • Ultra portable with ruggedized industrial version

The Portabella is a 3G bonding device with Broadband Bonding technology that provides cost effective portable Internet access for mobile and temporary deployments.

When peered with Portabella Server (optional), Portabella provides uplink and downlink bonding for any protocol between a mobile location and the host office via bonding together multiple cellular wireless Internet access cards for increased performance and reliability. Portabella aggregates the capacity of as many as four USB based cellular data cards providing increased access bandwidth in both uplink and downlink directions for the communication link to the host office. The Portabella Server will also act as a transparent proxy, enabling the Portabella with a bonded connection out to the public Internet. Alternatively, Portabella when used with the Broadband Bonding Service subscription will enable uplink/downlink bonding without requiring any Portabella Server device as the Portabella Server will be hosted by Mushroom Networks as part of the Broadband Bonding Service.

Portabella portable Internet access device has 2 models and both models support 3G bonding and 4G bonding. The standard Portabella 141 is ideal for indoor use and the industrial and ruggedized Portabella 141i is ideal for mobile or portable deployments. The PortaBella has 4 USB based ports for cellular wireless data cards. The 10/100baseT Ethernet based LAN port connects to the local network or devices at the mobile location. With the optional battery pack, the ultra-portable Portabella is the fastest available mobile wireless Internet access available today.

For live video uplink over bonded 3G / 4G wireless data cards, please check out our Teleporter solution which integrates Mushroom's bonding technology that is optimized for live video streaming. For video streaming over bonded 3G / 4G wireless data cards to a video server or CDN for webcasting applications, please check out our Streamer solution.

Downlink/uplink bonding in peered mode - Portable Internet access is achieved via 3G bonding. Portabella bonds Internet access lines (3G bonding / 4G bonding) for all types of traffic (including encrypted traffic such as VPN) for aggregated downlink and uplink capacity when peered over the Internet with Truffle Server device located at the headquarter office or data center. For single office setups optional Broadband Bonding Service subscription enables downlink/uplink bonding without requiring any BBNA devices at the headquarter office or data center.

Aggregated downlink capacity in standalone mode - When not peered with another BBNA device, all HTTP downlink sessions use the aggregated bandwidth of the combined Internet access links, even in the case of a single HTTP session. For non-HTTP downlink sessions and all uplink sessions, PortaBella provides session-based intelligent load balancing across the access links in standalone mode.

Link failure recovery & link failover - In case of Internet access line failures, the PortaBella keeps the ongoing sessions alive by retransmitting the lost packets over the available access lines, even for the sessions in progress, without loss of data integrity. Additionally automatic failover protects against failures of one or more access link outages. This provides the most reliable portable Internet access.

Advanced QoS algorithms - All traffic routed through the PortaBella is intelligently managed to prioritize real-time traffic. Additionally a unique set of proprietary algorithms are implemented to improve real-time traffic latency metrics. For uplink streaming video applications, please check out our video product line.

DNS load balancing for inbound requests - PortaBella BBNA can be easily configured to provide Dynamic DNS load-balancing for inbound requests for internally hosted servers such as web-server, ftp-server, mail-server etc.

Transparent installation - The existing Local Area Network does not require any changes. No coordination, new equipment or software is needed from the Internet Service Provider(s). A remotely accessable browser-based management interface provides quick and easy configuration and system monitoring.

Additional features include: DHCP server (can be turned off), state-full firewall (can be turned off), port forwarding, DMZ, UPnP support and others.